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People usually decide within two minutes whether or not they like your home. The first impression is often the last- ing impression; they start forming their opinion before they even walk in the front door! Your real estate representative will do all 

1. Invest in landscaping where it can be seen at first sight.

2. A well manicured lawn, neatly clipped shrubbery, cleanly swept walks create a good first impression. An extra shot of fertilizer, in season, will make your grass look lush and green.

3.Cut back overgrown shrubbery that looks scraggly or keeps light out of the house.

4. Paint your house if necessary. This can probably do more for sales appeal than any other factor. At least touch up front shutters and window frames.

5. In the

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1: More Space and Light In real estate, dark and cramped are no good, so a little light goes a long way. If your house has small rooms that block the flow of natural light, you may want to consider knocking down some walls and opening up your floor plan. Open floor plans usually involve combining your kitchen, dining and liv- ing areas into one big space that suits a casual lifestyle. This makes a small house feel light and airy. If you're not up for taking down walls, even widening doorways 6 to 12 inches will make a noticeable difference. Adding rooms is also a big value booster. Great rooms can add square footage, and vaulted ceilings will make it feel like there's even more space.

2: Home Office Green is in, so many companies are looking for

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1. A fire destroys only the house and improvements. The ground is left. A defective title may take away not only the house, but also the land on which it stands. Title insurance protects you (as specified in the policy) against such loss.

2. A deed or mortgage in the chain of title may be a forgery.

3. A deed or a mortgage may have been signed by a person under age.

4. A deed or a mortgage may have been made by an incapacitated person or one otherwise incompetent.

5. A deed or a mortgage may have been made under a power of attorney after its termination and would, therefore, be void.

6. A deed or a mortgage may have been made by a person other than the owner, but with the same name as the owner.

7. The testator of a will might have a

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  • Choosing your Real Estate Agent. (call Jessica Hatchett)
  • Choosing your lender (know about different types of mortgage loans and pre-qualification).
  • Selecting your home (determine the type, the price, and the location).
  • The Offer (once you have found the property make a written offer through your real estate agent).
  • The escrow process (when you have reached an agreement with the seller, the initial good-faith deposit is given to an escrow representative, and the process begins).
  • The mortgage loan (a mortgage loan is requested, filling out the appropriate forms).
  • Preliminary title report (is reviewed and accepted).
  • Inspections and disclosures (the property is inspected during the period specified in the contract, and all
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A Home Warranty is a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty company that provides for discounted repair and replacement service on a home's major components, such as the furnace, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical system. A home warranty may also cover major appliances such as washers and dryers, refrigerators and swimming pools. Most plans have a basic component that provides all homeowners who purchase a policy with certain coverages. In addition to the standard items, expanded coverage can usually be added at a premium.

A home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance, nor is it a replacement for homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes and certain types of

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